Driver's license or learner's permit; issuance, minimum standards for vision tests. (HB1504)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Issuance of a driver's license or learner's permit; minimum standards for vision tests. Increases the minimum visual acuity an applicant must possess for issuance of a driver's license or learner's permit from a field of 100 degrees of horizontal vision in one or both eyes to a field of 120 degrees of horizontal vision in one or both eyes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/19/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103046D
12/19/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/13/2017Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/19/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1504)
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017Reported from Transportation with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Read second time
01/30/2017Committee amendment agreed to
01/30/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1504E
01/30/2017Printed as engrossed 17103046D-E
01/31/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/31/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1504E)
02/08/2017Reported from Transportation (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1504ER)
02/15/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1504ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/21/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 121 (effective 7/1/17)
02/21/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0121)


Joe 420 writes:

We need more safe drivers on the road! If they can hit the bangalang in peise everyine will be more safe!!